This is the accessibility statement for the National Library of Scotland learning resource 'From shore to shore'.
On this site you should be able to:
- Zoom in up to 300% without the text or images spilling off the screen
- Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- Listen to most of the website using a screen reader.
Customising the website
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability: AbilityNet My computer my way
How accessible this website is
We know that some parts of this website are not yet fully accessible, for example:
- Not all content is colour contrast compliant
- When navigating with a keyboard, the focus is not clear in some places and not all content is available for keyboard-only use
- Some documents available in portable document format (PDF) are not compliant with assistive technologies
- Non-English language is not defined.
Find out more in the section of this statement entitled 'Technical information about this website’s accessibility'.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille please the Learning Team by email at email@example.com.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please let us know: email the Web Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical information about this website's accessibility
We are committed to making this National Library of Scotland website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
The site is partially compliant with the AA standard.
Not compliant with the accessibility regulations
While we work hard to make our platforms and content reach this standard, some content does not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:
- Some images do not have an appropriate text equivalent
- There may not be sufficient colour contrast between font and background colours especially where the text size is very small.
- Information is conveyed as an image of text rather than as text itself so that it's not compatible with screen readers and other assistive technology
- It is not possible to use a keyboard to access all the content
- The purpose of some links is not clear from its link text
- There are not two or more ways of finding content
- It is not always possible for keyboard users to see the item their keyboard or assistive technology is currently focused on
- Non-English language on some pages has not been defined
- Not all our PDFs meet accessibility standards
Unless specified otherwise, we will provide a complete solution or significant improvement by September 2020.
Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs on the website do not meet accessibility standards — for example, they may not be structured to make them accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
Enforcement procedureThe Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations'). If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) direct.
This statement was prepared on 9 March 2020.